Elena Maccaferri has been a pedagogista in the Pedagogical Co-ordinating Team of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 2007, and co-ordinates infant-toddler centres and preschools. For Reggio Children she collaborates on the realisation of publishing projects, and of professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.
She began working with the municipal preschools in 2000 in the role of atelierista.
Since 2018 she has been pedagogical co-ordinator of the Remida Creative Recycling Centre.
Among other responsibilities, for the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres, Maccaferri particularly follows research into the languages of dance and music, and has co-ordinated the projects “Between sound and music”, “Resonances”, and “Constructing the future. The aesthetic dimension and the language of dance”.